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The town of Pembroke, in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, includes a larger portion of the unincorporated village of Suncook, although the village area of Pembroke is the larger population center. The town was first granted in 1728, as Lovewell’s Town, in honor of Captain John Lovewell, who built the stockade at Ossipee. Later the town took on the name of Suncook, but was renamed Pembroke when it was incorporated by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1759. Its early economy was centered around various mills located in its downtown area, using water power from the Suncook River. Robert E. Cochran, a defender of the Alamo, was born in Pembroke; Cochran County, Texas is named for him. Pembroke is southeast of Concord and north of Hooksett.



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